Feb. 13, 2012
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - The Southeastern Conference announced Monday that University of Tennessee Lady Vol senior diver Gabrielle Trudeau has been named to the 2012 SEC Community Service Team.
Every Wednesday this semester, Trudeau went to Redeeming Hope Ministry and served food to the underprivileged. She also participated at a voting registration drive that helped over 100 homeless people register to vote in Knoxville's mayor election. The president of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), Trudeau helped coordinate a holiday dinner that served food to over 50 homeless people at the campus dining hall.
The Montreal, Canada, native also put together Soles4souls at UT, which is a campus wide shoe drive that will continue through the end of this semester. She participated in Habitat for Humanity, walked elementary kids to school, sang Christmas carols to the elderly at NHC HealthCare and took part in the Butterfly Run to raise money for kids with leukemia.
This season in the diving wells, Trudeau registered NCAA zone qualifying scores on both the 1-meter and 3-meter boards, along with the towers. She has four victories in the 1-meter competition this season and holds the team's best score in the event.
The Community Service Team looks to highlight an athlete from each school who gives back to their community in superior service efforts. Each SEC swimming & diving program had a player represented as part of the 10-member squad as the league backs an annual Community Service Team for all 20 of its sponsored sports.